Do you have occasional or constantly nagging back pain? Is all of the snow that has fallen in Salt Lake City, Utah, this year, the cause? Are you tired of shoveling out your driveway? If you are having lower back pain from one cause or another, you’ve probably been to doctors and chiropractors who told you that you needed to protect your back by strengthening your core muscles.
Core muscles are the muscles that wrap around your abdomen and include your lower back and buttocks. Strengthening your core sounds simple, doesn’t it? It sounds like a great idea. Surely then, if you do a few planks, your back will feel better, right? You may have tried increasing sit-ups and push-ups but may still feel that your core isn’t strong enough. Or perhaps you feel that your progress is too slow. You aren’t seeing the results you need.
Luckily, we have an easy solution for back pain and core strengthening for you—it is Emsculpt. Emsculpt is a fabulous new treatment we are offering at Trilogy. It is a non-invasive, high tech machine that uses HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) waves to create supramaximal muscle contractions in a targeted area, usually the abdominals or the buttocks. Supramaximal means that these contracts are not voluntary. They are not the kind you do in a class at the gym. You cannot control them.
Emsculpt treatments are about 30 minutes. In that time, you contract your muscles about 20,000 times. So, in a very short time, you are able to strengthen your core a lot. How many classes at the gym would it take you to do 20,000 scrunches? These contractions can be made more or less intense, according to your preferences. This process in some ways feels like an intense workout but in other ways doesn’t, since you are lying down. Most people build up a tolerance for these contractions. After doing Emsculpt, there is no downtime and no lingering pain or muscle soreness immediately after or the next day.
Besides building muscle, the supramaximal contractions destroy fat cells. When the contractions are going on, your muscles signal to your fat cells to release fatty acids. So many fatty acids are released that the fat cells overload and die. So at the same time you are building muscles, you are actually reducing fat. It’s amazing that you can reduce fat and build muscle at the same time in a specific area. With Emsculpt, you get a 2 for 1—core strengthening but also body shaping and toning.
Usually, people notice results after a single session but 4 sessions are recommended for maximum results. After finishing your sessions, wait a few days. You will be pleasantly surprised at the amazing results you get. The toning and fat reduction you get after 4 sessions is what you would expect to see after 6 months of regular workouts.
If you are tired of back pain from not having a strong core, give Emsculpt a chance.